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**NOTE:  This position is being readvertised under vacancy announcement RES/DE-2014-0001 to extend the closing date to November 15, 2013.  Applicants who applied under vacancy announcement RES/DE-2013-0011 remain in consideration and do not need to reapply.**
Position Information:  This is a NRC Senior Level System (SLS) Position (Full-time, Permanent)

Organization Location:  Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, Division of Engineering

Duty Station:  Rockville, Maryland

Supervisor:  Michael J. Case, Director, Division of Engineering


As the Senior Technical Advisor for Geophysical Engineering, you will provide authoritative technical expertise, advice, and assistance as the lead advisor on a broad range of complex seismic and geophysical engineering research and related nuclear safety issues.  Duties and responsibilities include:

Serving as an agency authority on policies, strategies, and tactics concerning seismic issues in the design and operation of existing, new, and advanced nuclear power plants
Reviewing and providing programmatic and technical advice on seismic, and geotechnical engineering related research program plans and providing definitive advice of a strategic nature on advance planning for research activities
Coordinating crucial agency interactions with external entities, both government and industry, relating to seismology, earth science and geophysical engineering issues, and presenting and defending NRC technical positions, concerns, objectives, and requirements
Representing the NRC at government, academic, and industry conferences, seminars and meetings, and on policy making groups comprised of interagency and international groups
Participating in major domestic and international cooperative efforts related to nuclear power plants, waste facilities and materials activities
Serving as a technical trainer and mentor, and providing guidance to staff members on technical analysis methods and regulatory approaches for resolving seismic and geotechnical issues

Travel Required

  • Not Required